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Magic of the Monastery FRANKIE WEBB

Levin’s Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Archangels have organised a Greek Night incorporating a three-course greek dinner, singing and dancing. It will be a fundraiser for an orphanage being built in Labasa and a reception room for Levin’s Greek Orthodox Monastery. ‘‘We want to share our culture with the Levin community,’’ organiser, Cairo-born Marina Heyburn said. ‘‘The food is authentic, you can eat as much as you can.’’ Ph (06) 363-8668 or 021 226-9482,


NOT Santorini or Constantinople. This is priestmonk Father Meletios inside Levin’s Greek Orthodox church at the Monastery of the Holy Archangels where visitors are always welcome. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB Amfilochios came to settle in Levin and a short time later was the catalyst for the



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Gentle rain falls on Levin’s Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Archangels nestled in the foothills of Gladstone Road. It is perhaps one of the district’s best kept secrets, not for any overt reason, purely that a serene and slightly isolated place is most conducive for study and prayer. Undiscovered is perhaps a better description. The six monks who live within have simple needs, and even more simple wants. They spend much of their day in prayer, occasionally venturing to town when the need arises which isn’t often. They are ‘men in black’ wearing a cassock and soft monastic hat. Father Meletios speaks highly of their acceptance in the Horowhenua community. ‘‘I have received only kindness and friendliness here,’’ he said. ‘‘I understand the sight of an Orthodox monk is not commonplace here as it is in other parts of the world.’’ He speaks English with a hint of his native Serbia. The monastery is unremarkable as a building, hugely overshadowed, not in size but in beauty, by the freestanding Greek Orthodox church metres away. Archbishop of New Zealand and the Pacific

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church being built four years ago. He was in Fiji at the time of my visit, overseeing a new

orphanage being built in Labasa. A Fijian priest and his wife are visiting the Levin monastery for two months to study. We share lunch. I feel welcome and privileged to be here. Fasting since Easter lasts for 40 days but is not abstaining from all food. ‘‘We don’t eat animal products at this time,’’ Father explains. The meal is superb, followed by strong, sweet coffee. We talk about the history behind the Orthodox church, the architecture of the churches around the world, life as a monk in Levin, the future of the Levin monastery. There are plans to build a reception room on the site. ‘‘We want to have somewhere people can come and be greeted, to talk to spend time,’’ he said. ‘‘We welcome anyone to come and visit, please know you are welcome.’’

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WAITARERE Beach at sunset. Ashleigh Le Gal raced to the beach entrance after work, camera in hand, to beat the final sunset and made it just in time. Ashleigh, a photographic design graduate from Massey University believes the photo doesn’t do justice to the magnificent bright pink colour of the clouds, and reflection on the ocean and beach on that evening. The image was taken on a Canon EOS 400D DSLR.

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If you think that you are the only person having difficulty paying your rates you are not alone. It was reported at the Horowhenua District Council meeting on Tuesday 2 April 2014 in the Finance Subcommittee report date March 26 2014 that there is a very large number of ratepayers behind with their rate payments and this is only going to increase

with the upcoming 9.92 per cent increase that is expected to be approved by councillors and the mayor after the consultation process ends. You need to be familiar with the advantage the Rates Rebate Scheme offers to persons on low incomes. Talk to Council staff about this you are paying for their services through your rates. Ratepayers can only have faith in the process and they

have to rely on the Council being open and honest when listening to the residents and ratepayers submissions. Ratepayers or residents can join the Horowhenua District Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc. for $5, email or or send your joining fee to the treasurer of HDRRAI 5 Low Ave Foxton Beach 4815 enclosing e-mail address, postal



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Women's Netball (Check Wed. 21st May Chronicle for time)

Studios open 10.00am - 4.00pm daily. Maps of studio locations available at: Te Takere Culture and Community Centre, 10 Bath Street, Levin and Horowhenua Arts Centre, 119 Bath Street, Levin (open weekdays 9.00am – 12 noon). I-sites in the region For more information please phone: Gill Knox - (06) 929 6039 or Joan Keogh - (06) 367 0104

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Water supply

The HDC councillors expect 2 per cent population growth and an increase in peak water demand to 16300m3/day or about 15 per cent above the allowable take from the Ohau river. Their response in water management plan is only to promote water conservation. Population growth will be stifled without a sufficient supply of water. Surely planning should be to increase the amount of water available. There are good underground aquifers in the district, but that resource may already be fully committed. A very large proportion of the rainfall in the Ohau catchment runs directly out to sea. Obviously long term planning is needed to provide storage dams in the hills that can maintain river flows over prolonged dry spells, so both the ecological damage of low river flows can be avoided and a greater take from the river allowed for the district’s water supply. The HDC must plan for this, or fail in it’s obligation to residents of the Horowhenua. JOHN WHITE Levin

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Artist: ‘I was born to paint’


NEWS IN BRIEF Arthritis support

On Monday Levin Arthritis Support Group will meet at the Hudson Room, Levin Cosmopolitan Club. Anyone suffering from any of the many forms of arthritis and their carers are welcome, to help improve their quality of life through fellowship and knowledge. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 1.30pm in the Hudson Room at the Levin Cosmopolitan Club, Oxford Street, Levin. Monday’s meeting is a fun afternoon of bingo. A donation of a couple of non-perishable grocery items for prizes please. For more information please call Yvonne on 368-5068.

By FRANKIE WEBB Waitarere Beach artist Jill Brandon is anything but bohemian which is what her father feared she would be if she attended art college. ‘‘We reached a compromise,’’ she said. ‘‘He allowed me to study for a year.’’ Accepted at the highly regarded Elam School of Fine Arts she attempted to find commercial art work. ‘‘I had no ambition to be a commercial artist so confess I didn’t look very hard.’’ Unable to find a position, her father agreed to let her studies continue which resulted in a double degree in art history and painting. Working in oils Jill takes most of her subject matter from nature, some showing the influence of the impressionists era. ‘‘Painting is in my blood,’’ Jill said. ‘‘ I believe I was born to paint.’’ Adopted as a baby she has no real knowledge of her background, her children all have artistic flair confirming her belief art is ‘in the genes’. Travelling throughout New Zealand, and off shore, she has an array of work some of which will be on exhibition at Te Takere this weekend as part of the Horowhenua Arts Trail.

Consents on time

In the 2012-13 period Horizons received 374 consent applications and processed them all within the Resource Management Act statutory timeframe. In a letter received by the council, Minister for the Environment, Amy Adams has praised Horizons Regional Council for processing of all consents on time. Horizons chief executive Michael McCartney says the 100 per cent success rate is due to good project management by consents staff.

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WAITARERE Beach artist Jill Brandon puts the finishing touches to a piece in her ‘‘Blueming Heads’’ series. ‘‘Hydrangeas flirtation with colour and form continues to allure me,’’ she said.



GOOD old Kiwi hydrangeas. Oil artist Jill Brandon first became fascinated with the flowers when she discovered they still graced some of the old garden areas in Central Otago, found growing by schist remains of the cribs that were once dotted throughout the region. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB

If you’ve ever wanted a ride in a big rig, a helicopter, a police car (by choice) or even a dump truck, Levin Basketball Association is about to grant your wish. The Under 15 Boys and Girls teams will play a tournament in Napier over Queen’s Birthday Weekend and are fundraising on Sunday at Donnelly Park by holding a ‘‘Ride Day’’. For $3 you can ride in a big rig truck, police car, muscle car, vintage car, dump trucks or helicopter, for $5 you can have two. The event kicks off from 11am to 3pm.

Loo statement a welcome amenity Residents in Devon St were having a good chuckle over the latest convenience added to their street — an old toilet advertising the latest Horowhenua District Council public loo. Far from bogging down the corner of Devon and Salisbury St, the impromptu public loo provided entertainment for teenagers, spotted sitting on it taking


photos of themselves, and a welcome break for one lady to take a rest while out walking. Devon St resident Judy Feldon said the toilet was there Saturday morning when she woke up. ‘‘It was entertaining watching people’s reaction to the loo. We don’t know how it got there or who took it away on Monday but it’s been a great hoot.’’

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STATION VISIT: Foxton Beach Volunteer Fire Brigade host pupils from Foxton Beach School.

Fun at the fire station By FRANKIE WEBB Foxton Beach School new entrants teacher Sue Mortensen organised a visit to Foxton Beach Fire Station. The class of 20 aged five and six got a chance to sit in a fire engine, and hold a fire hose. The local fire crew answered questions.

The visit enticed more than one little person to work towards becoming a volunteer fireman in a few years time. Like most volunteer fire brigades around the country there’s always an opening for more volunteers. Not all positions are frontline fire fighting.

FIRE VOLUNTEERS Fire Service volunteers must be 16 years old or over and, if you’re under 18 years old, you will need the consent of a parent or guardian. Almost anybody wanting to contribute to their community can join a brigade. There are opportunities for people from all backgrounds within a volunteer fire brigade. The role you play in a Brigade depends completely on what you would like to do. You can be hands-on at an emergency, or you can provide support to those people who are. You can have a role that doesn’t expose you to emergency incidents. Whatever role you choose to fill entails attendance at a weekly Brigade training night. For information contact the Chief Fire Officer at any of the volunteer fire brigades in Horowhenua.

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GREAT SOUNDS: Aroha String Quartet formed 10 years ago, the lineup has changed a little but the sound is still delightful, from left, Haihong Liu, Robert Ibell, Blythe Press and Zhongxian Jin.

Aroha String Quartet will perform on Sunday May 18 at the Waikanae Memorial Hall, at 2.30pm. The quartet was formed in 2004 by a group of Chinese friends, all professional musicians living in Wellington. Since that time two of the original members have left, and first

violinist Haihong Liu (who also plays in the NZSO) and violinist Zhongxian Jin (who teaches at the NZ School of Music) have been joined by cellist Robert Ibell (also NZSO) and more recently by second violinist Blythe Press. They have developed a following both in New Zealand and overseas — later this year they will

tour as part of Chamber Music New Zealand’s Celebrity Season. The talented quartet’s programme for Waikanae features works by Mozart and Schubert and Eight Chinese Folk Tunes by Chinese composer Zhou Long. ■ Enquiries are welcome on 04 905-6070 or visit

Search for more talent Get ready to rock with Horowhenua’s Got Talent. The event is set to hit the stage later this month. The talent quest is open to 12 to 24-yearolds and categories include music or dance for either individuals or groups. There are a number of various prizes to be won, including the top prize — a full day’s recording at Te Takere’s Fusion FM.

Entry forms for the competition are available on Horowhenua District Council’s website, and at all district libraries, as well as from the school offices at Waiopehu College and Horowhenua College. Entries close 5pm, Wednesday May 21. Now in its fifth year, Horowhenua’s Got Talent is organised by Horowhenua District Council’s youth council ‘Youth Voice’ and the Contact Youth Space at Te Takere. The talent quest will be held on Saturday May 24 at Te Takere in Levin, starting at 6.30pm, and includes special guest judges and performers. Open to the public, with entry at the door $5 per person or $2 for children up to age 12. ■ For more information, contact Council’s Community Development Officer Garreth Stevens on 06 366-0999 or, or Youth Space on 06 368 1953.

2013 HOROWHENUA’S GOT TALENT WINNERS Solo category 1st - Georgina Banfield (singing Ave Maria) 2nd - Ayesha Hohepa (singing Halo) 3rd - Roha Taiapa (dance) Group category 1st - R’Belle (singing Titanium) 2nd - Hannah and Sarah McMillan (mash-up) 3rd - Young Vibes (singing So High)


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Waikanae to host super string quartet By FRANKIE WEBB

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A commitment to maintaining high workplace standards and effective processess has been achieved, with another four Summerset by the Ranges staff members completing their CareerForce qualifications. The staff, from left, Kathryn Mercer, Nicole Paulsa, Lyndsay Ludwig- Black and Marrisa McLean, have now passed CareerForce Level 2. ‘‘We are proud of the fact that Summerset by the Ranges is 100 per cent qualified,’’ facility Manager Lynda Angus said. Staff are now preparing to take the next step and complete Level 3. Ms Angus said all the caregivers were preparing for the next level with a great deal of enthusiasm.


Levin Folk Music Club: Guest performance by The Fedz who play a combination of acoustic instruments and bring their favorite Old & New American songs, from the traditional to the alternative, 7.30pm-10.30pm, Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, cnr Bartholomew Rd and Middlesex St, Levin. $8 (members $5), children $3. For more information contact Anne Campbell on (06) 368-3777 or


Horowhenua Savage Club night: From 7.30pm at the Savage Club Hall. 28 Parker Ave, Levin. Everyone Welcome, Admission $3. Information Grahame Robertson ph 368-0059.


Horowhenua Art Society Arts Trail: Artists open their studios throughout Horowhenua. Painting, sculpture, wood turning, heirloom rocking horses, etc. No charge, maps from Te Takere, Horowhenua Art Gallery in Bath Street, Horowhenua District Council. For information contact Joan Keogh, ph 367-0104 or


Ride Day: Bring the kids down to Donnelly Park for four hours of BIG TOY fun with rides on all types of motors including big rigs, dump trucks,

muscle cars, quad bikes, a police car and vintage cars. There’s a digger challenge, raffle to win a helicopter ride and sausage sizzle/refreshments. Donnelly Park back carpark, Adkin Ave, Levin, 11am - 3pm. Rides $3 each or 2 rides for $5. Fundraiser for Levin basketball representative teams.

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Tuesday May 20

Horowhenua Travel Club: Meeting in the Brass Band Rooms, 82 Weraroa Road, Levin at 7.30pm. Dave Haworth will speak about and show pictures of his travels to Mongolia educating the young people how to play polo, also how he trekked about over the beautiful terrain. A light supper will be served after the meeting. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. For more information, phone Liz, 368-5533.

Levin and District Probus Club: Entertainment by Double Blend with morning tea followed by guest speaker Te Takere chief executive Jo Ransom, 9.45am, Cosmopolitan Club, Levin. Visitors and new members always welcome.

Planning for Retirement Seminar: Financial Advisor Bernard Long will be the guest speaker talking about what to expect in retirement. This is the first of five free retirement seminars to be held over the next five weeks at Te Takere, 10 Bath St, Levin. Wednesday’s seminar starts 6pm and will run for approximately 90 minutes.

Thursday May 15

The New Zealand Blood Service: Thursday 10am to 3pm. Queen Street Chapel, 541 Queen Street, Levin. Donors must be fit and healthy aged between 16 and 65 (first time donor), up to 75 for regular blood donor, weigh at least 50kgs, not lived in the United Kingdom, France or Ireland between 1980 and 1996. Check out donor criteria on or call 0800 448-325.

Saturday May 17

Levin Spinning and Weaving Club: Knitting 5000 poppies. Levin Memorial Hall 10am until 3pm. Anyone who would like to call in and knit a poppy welcome.

Aroha String Quartet: Will perform at the Waikanae Memorial Hall, at 2.30pm. Enquiries are welcome on 04 905-6070 or visit

Thursday May 22

Two Old Frets: Guitar virtuosos Graham Wardrop and Andrew London will be showcasing original songs, instumental skills and age-ripened voices. Wardrop has carved out a career as possibly the country’s most respected finger-style guitarist, collaborating with Tommy Emmanuel, while London is best known for his swing trio Hot Club Sandwich and now the Andrew London Trio, dubbed ’Flight of the Conchords for rest homes’. Lily’s Ranch House, 137 Fairfield Rd, Levin, 7.30pm, $20 door sales only. Cafe and bar open from 6pm. For meals please book.

Last Friday of month

Levin Twilight Market: 5pm-8pm, Queen St Chapel Hall, Queen St East.

First Saturday of month

Pounamu Country Music Club: 1pm-4.30pm, Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Cambridge and Montgomery Streets. For more information phone. Theresa or Geoff 368-3959.

Methodist Monthly Market: 87 Oxford St (next to the Adventure Park). 8.30-11.30am. Stalls $10 each, contact Rosemary 368-6977.

Second Saturday of month

Horowhenua Savage Club night: From 7.30pm at the Savage Club Hall. 28 Parker Ave, Levin. Everyone Welcome, Admission $3. Information Phone Grahame Robertson 368-0059.

Third Saturday month

Ohau Market: 9am-1pm location Muhunoa West Rd, just off SH1, 4kms

south of Levin. For information contact Bev Hamilton ph 368-6986.

First Sunday month Foxton Delta Country Music Club: At the Foxton RSA, first Sunday each month. 1pm start. Entry $3 includes afternoon tea. Inquiries phone 368-7740.

Second Sunday month Levin Variety Country Music Club: Levin RSA. 1pm. $3 entry includes afternoon tea. Phone Win, 0274 742-603.

Third Sunday of month Opportunity Knocks Music Club: The club meets on the third Sunday of the month at the Savage Club Hall in Parker Avenue from 1pm to 4.30pm. $3 admission. All welcome.

Third Tuesday of month Levin and District Probus Club: Cosmopolitan Club, Levin, every third Tuedsay of the month at 9.45am. Visitors and new members welcome.

Fourth Sunday of month Country and Variety Music Club: Masonic Village Hall, Main Street, Foxton. Every 4th Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Everyone welcome. $3 admission includes afternoon tea.


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Govt funding activates local health initiatives


HELP AT HAND: Levin Budget Service budget advisers Donna Monk and Adie Campbell love tackling people’s financial woes and offer budgeting skills. If it sounds like something you would like to do, contact the Levin Budget Service to find out how to become a qualified budget advisor. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB

Further commitment to Budget Service By FRANKIE WEBB Over the next four years $22 million will be injected into budgeting in New Zealand. Levin Budget Service should be in line for a share. The Community Response Fund that helped budgeting services handle the influx of clients during the economic recession ended over a year ago, Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett said a review of budgeting service funding had been in the pipeline since.

New Zealand has 160 Budget Service offices, including the one in Levin. They offer budgeting advice totally free of charge, some clients are referred by WINZ but many are self-referred. Volunteer budget advisers help people to help themselves with the belief it is better to train people to develop budgeting skills rather than be caught in a constant cycle of bills and debts. Volunteer budget advisers need to be part counsellor, part lawyer, part

insolvency expert, and part coach. They undergo rigorous training at no cost to themselves. Some of the funding promised will go towards training. Levin Budget Service is always eager to recruit new volunteers and, while budget advisers are eagerly sought, there are other voluntary positions available too. ■ For information contact Levin Budget Service Ph 368-5924 or email

It has been great to see the recent focus and effort going into meningitis locally. This is a highly contagious and deadly disease that can strike at any moment. It was encouraging to read local stories of people taking the disease seriously. The message has been not to take any chances and get help as soon as symptoms appear. I want to acknowledge the Gallagher family of Levin, who after their tragic loss have established a support group for families affected by meningitis in Horowhenua. Through helping each other we increase our chances of responding to these challenging situations in the future. Vaccinations are now available on a widespread level. Anyone who has any concerns should contact the free Healthline on 0800 611 116 for advice. It was also great to see that Kapiti has been chosen as the first location for a new nationwide initiative supporting health consumers with reduced mobility. Life Pharmacy Coastlands was selected to be the first outlet available which is great news for our region. The Government has announced that in Budget 2014 we will invest an extra $20 million over the next four years to combat New Zealand’s high rate of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is a serious, but preventable, disease and we are committed

to stamping it out completely. Free drop-in sore-throat clinics will be expanded for young people. A large part is raising awareness of the disease among professionals and our community. As a result, more cases of rheumatic fever are being identified and treated. There is also more investment being made to assist those affected by hearing-loss. Budget 2014 is providing an extra $6.3 million over four years for a bilateral cochlear implants programme for children. Children with profound hearing loss will now receive two funded cochlear implants. I am looking forward to a positive Budget next Thursday.

FROM MY DIARY ■ Cabinet was on Monday. ■ The House was sitting this week. ■ Today I’m in the electorate.

Horowhenua economy measuring up nationally Horowhenua’s economic activity continues to grow with many sectors increasing at rates above regional and national averages. The positive gains are shown in Infometrics economic monitoring for the period January 1 2103 to December 31 2013, commissioned by Horowhenua District Council. It shows Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing by 2 per cent in the year to December 2013.

Agricultural activity surged during the December quarter, driven by a massive lift in dairy activity with the industry buoyed by a combination of soaring world milk production prices and record milk production levels. Horowhenua households are also becoming increasingly willing to spend and invest. Retail spending of $284 million last year was an increase of 3.8 per cent to the previous year. The increase

was nearly three times higher than that for the ManawatuWanganui region (1.4 per cent) and also higher than nationally (3.4 per cent). The number of new cars registered in Horowhenua increased by 35.8 per cent last year, higher than that for the region (10.7 per cent) and nationally (15.7 per cent). Commercial vehicle registrations also soared, up by 40.8 per cent,

aided by favourable vehicle prices and rising business confidence. Residential building consents were up 12.7 per cent, a real contrast to the region’s decrease of 9.5 per cent, while non-residential building consents increased by nearly 36 per cent, also comparing very well against the regional increase of 24.2 per cent and national increase of 5.5 per cent. Horowhenua’s labour market is also improving with the

unemployment rate dropping from 10.6 per cent to 9.5 per cent. Horowhenua Mayor Brendan Duffy says the fact that Horowhenua’s economy continues to grow is proof the District is becoming a more attractive place to live, shop and do business. ‘‘These results show strong signs of optimism and this is encouraging for our community, all of us.’’

Mortgagee Tender: Industrial Premises For Sale 50-54 BRYCE STREET, SHANNON


• Large warehouse facilities with good stud height • Sizable canopy that may be able to be enclosed • Land Area 1.0319 hectares (more or less) • Total Building Area 4344m² (more or less) • Property divided into four titles with large block of land available for potential expansion

For Sale by Mortgagee Tender closing 4pm Tuesday 27 May 2014. Doug Russell MOB 027 222 8088 DIR 06 350 3889 Grant Lloyd MOB 021 433 144 DIR 06 350 3887 Commercial Consultants (PN) Ltd, Colliers International, REAA2008

Friday, May 9, 2014

Horowhenua Chronicle

Recipe No. 80

MAGGI Best Ever Beef Burgers


Ingredients (Serves 4)


MAGGI Best Ever Beef Burgers Recipe Base 500g lean beef mince 4 Pams wholemeal buns, halved and toasted if preferred 3 cups (60g) Pams Fresh Express baby spinach leaves 1 medium tomato, sliced ½ small red onion, sliced

1. Mix together mince and MAGGI Recipe Base. Split into 4 equal portions, roll and flatten into a round patty shape; approx. 1cm thick. 2. Spray pan with oil, heat until hot. Place patties on a hot griddle or large frying pan, cook 7 minutes on each side or until cooked. 3. Assemble burger with all ingredients.

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Horowhenua Chronicle

Friday, May 9, 2014

Duck shooting season begins

Fishing club stalwart dies Bad weather and treacherous surf left the Waitarere Fishing Club Committee no choice but to cancel the Easter Fishing Contest for the first time. Auctioneer Lloyd Cooper was at the ready for the following fish auction which was also cancelled. The Manawatu River was in flood preventing surfcasters and longliners from fishing as logs washed down into the sea. The club’s disappointment was compounded with the death of honorary life members Norm Matahe. It is hoped next year will be better and the annual competition will go ahead. During a small window of safe conditions three of the club’s most experienced boaties got out and provided fresh snapper for the club’s windup barbecue which was attended by more than 100 people. Chris Judd and Graham Wilton, chefs for the occasion, have been invited to give a demonstration to the Club of their cooking technique, filleting and fish preparation. The club is holding a meeting on Thursday May 15, at Waitarere Scout hall starting at 7pm. Visitors are invited. Public Relations manager of the TAB Mark Stafford being the guest speaker. Mark attends most major sporting events as he is the principal odds maker for sports betting. He often appears and comments on both radio and TV.



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ON TARGET: Justin Duncan, of Levin, wasted no time getting into the thick of it on the first day of the duck shooting season. PHOTO: FRANKIE WEBB

Conditions were pretty much perfect in Horowhenua for the first day of duck shooting season. Each season starts on the first Saturday in May. Late summer and early autumn has been drier than usual in Horowhenua. The distribution patterns of birds can be effected by dry conditions moving away from their normal haunts to form group sites anywhere they find water. The rain that fell in Horowhenua just before the season opened made some birds move on to search for food on flooded insect rich paddocks. The mallard season runs for six weeks with a six bird limit, Paradise Shelduck 10 weeks and a 10 bird limit, Black Swan eight weeks and a two bird limit but there is a three bird limit for Queen’s Birthday weekend only, Shoveler six week season and two bird limit. The pheasant season is from May 3 to August 31. ■ For information go to http:/ /

Lifestyle Specific Foods During May we are focusing on the benefits of feeding premium food to your pets. One of many important features which separate premium foods from supermarket brands is having life stage options. Many foods claim to be “suitable for all life stages”, and while they may or may not meet minimum standards, it is simply not true to suggest that a rapidly growing juvenile, a highly active adult and a relatively sedentary senior petizen all need the same type of food. There are several aspects that are different between life stage food options, but the most important ones are calorie content, and calcium levels. We certainly know that someone in their forties cannot eat like a teenager. It is not healthy, and not appropriate to do the same to your pet. The high quality of premium foods mean that it may actually be cheaper to feed your pet with a premium product than a supermarket brand food. While the bag may cost more per weight, the premium food is so nutrient dense that you can feed up to 1/3 less food. This saving can offset the increased cost of purchasing a superior quality food. Ask the helpful and informed staff at your local vet about how changing to a premium food can help your pet. Remember to always change foods gradually, transitioning from the old food to the new over three to five days.

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Goodbye to legal highs — but for how long? Parents, local councils and communities across the country are breathing a sigh of relief as synthetic cannabis products are pulled from shop shelves this week. Lydia Anderson looks at the murky future of legal highs and asks how long till they’re back on sale. It’s been a passionate campaign by desperate communities determined to rid their neighbourhoods of an unwanted problem, and the Government has finally been forced to listen. Associate Health minister Peter Dunne’s announcement a week ago that emergency legislation would be rushed through Parliament to stop the sale of legal high products this week was met with both joy and concern. Many applaud the move — even if Mr Dunne admitted the timing was political, forced by Labour unveiling a similar policy. But serious questions are now being asked about what support is available for the countless addicts who will be forced to go cold turkey and when or if legal highs will make a comeback. Community addiction services are bracing for an influx of addicted users suffering withdrawals. It was reported last week Auckland’s state-funded Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) was seeing a marked increase in the number of people seeking help to quit synthetic cannabis.

WHERE TO GET HELP - Call the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797, open from 10am—10pm every day. - Visit the DrugHelp website - Phone Healthline on 0800 611-116 for 24-hour health advice and contact details for local mental health crisis teams.

Two to four people a week were now seeking help from CADS, up from about one a week since August, and the service estimates 40 per cent of people seeking its help use the drugs. The new legislation will see all legal high products banned until they can be proven ‘lowrisk’, although a testing regime is yet to be agreed on amid concerns around testing the products on animals.

What happens now?

Despite the temporary ban, local councils are not pumping the brakes on regulating possible future sales of legal highs. Last July’s Psychoactive Substances Act gave local authorities the power to develop a locally approved products policy (LAPP) to determine where legal high products could be sold, but not to completely ban the products’ sale. Regulations covering legal high product approvals are expected to take effect from about July of this year, from which time approval applications can be lodged by synthetic drug makers. The Ministry anticipates the approval process could take 18 to

24 months with the cost to manufacturers estimated at $1 million to $2 million per product. A second phase of regulations covering retail licence applications for the sale of legal highs should

take place in early to mid-2015, by which time councils are expected to have implemented LAPPs, the Ministry says. At least five councils have so far implemented LAPPs, and about 22

others are working through draft policies. Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule, Hastings Mayor, says in the meantime, it’s the responsibility of the Ministry of Health and district health boards to offer recovering addicts help. The Ministry says each DHB will consider what they can currently provide, and determine if any additional services are required. It’s working with addiction services to discuss how services might be impacted after the ban.


1 Bristol Street Levin Office 06 366 0880

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Family on the move


WEB ID LU36576 LEVIN 2 Argyle Avenue This 210m2 weatherboard home is situated in a top location and offers 4 bedrooms, 2 living areas and a single internal access garage with a games room. The master bedroom has an ensuite. This property has great potential and must be SOLD!


AUCTION VIEW Sunday 11 May 1.00 - 1.45pm AUCTION (unless sold prior) 1.00pm, Tue 13th May, 2014 Property Brokers, 1 Bristol Street, Levin

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4 2 2

WEB ID LU36865 LEVIN 50 Trafalgar Street The vendors have an addition to the family which calls for more space. After six years they are reluctantly selling and hoping a family or couple will enjoy this property as they have. The roof, insulation, wiring, are as new, the exterior of the home and garage has been repainted. Everything has been done to ensure the next owners enjoy a home with no hassles. The section is well fenced, grounds are easy-care and beautifully maintained.

$199,000 Margrit Searle

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Murray Doreen

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$169,000 WEB ID LU36541 $125,000 WEB ID LU36841 $179,000 WEB ID LU36559 BEO $395,000 WEB ID LL36845 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 49 Green Ave 1/21 Solway Street 5 Royal Place 157 Hokio Sand Road Looking for first home maybe? This This tidy little property has three New to the market is this three bedroom Just 7km from town but a world away, this 3 3 3 3 property would suit all sorts of buyers. Low bedrooms, separate lounge and a carport. brick and aluminium townhouse with small modern brick house was built less than maintenance Hardiplank and aluminium, a With good fencing and an easy care manageable grounds, a spacious lounge two and a half years ago. Sited for the sun, big spacious lounge with a heat pump and section this is a great opportunity to stop with heat pump, separate kitchen and and with wonderful views of the Tararuas 1 1 1 2 paying rent and own your own house. insulation in the ceiling. Situated in a nice dining room and separate toilet, bath and from the spacious open plan living area Phone today to view. quiet street close to schooling. shower. Great property, call Debby to and dream kitchen. 4046sqm (in 2 view. paddocks) 1 2 View By Appointment View By Appointment Debby Turner 021 617 482

Feel the heart beat

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VIEW Sunday 11 May 12.15 - 12.45pm

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A mancave with a home



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$179,500 WEB ID LU36867 $445,000 WEB ID LU35964 $165,000 WEB ID LU36511 $595,000 WEB ID LL36040 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 41 Kawiu Road 2 Corfe Castle Lane 9 Sussex Street 99 Te Whanga Road The tranquil ambience of this north facing This impressive home of 236m2 offers Be sure to check this out, especially those 15,575m2 lifestyle property with 4 2 4 2 4 property situated in popular sector of Levin breath- taking style and functionality that wish to work from home, the options bedrooms, ensuite, walk in wardrobe, 3 is quite uplifting. Come feel, and see for combined with thoughtful are numerous here with approximately toilets, study and formal lounge opening yourself. This cottage has had a exterior out to a paved entertainment area. Fairly considerations.The impressive, but simple 80m2 of garaging. The home is completely 1 2 1 2 repaint within the last three years. The easy care grounds, pond, 2 bay shed, gardens on a 864m2 section compliment refurbished and the low maintenance 506m2 section is fully fenced. garden shed, glasshouse and various fruit the home.At the heart of the home is the 640m2 section is well fenced. trees. open plan kitchen/dining. 2 1 2 View By Appointment VIEW Sunday 11 May 1.00 - 1.30pm VIEW Sunday 11 May 2.00 - 2.30pm

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

Is location paramount?

Murray 027 490 4773 Margrit 027 455 7706

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

Location! location!

Great family home

Murray 027 490 4773 Margrit 027 455 7706

Fastidiously maintained

OPEN HOME WEB ID LU36473 $181,000 WEB ID LU35427 WEB ID LU36491 NEGOTIATION WEB ID LU36470 $158,000 $370,000 LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN LEVIN 152 Tiro Tiro Road 72 Highbury Drive 33 Duke Street 24a Lancaster Street This home has 3 bedrooms, a office, An enviable neighbourhood, north facing, Single level dwelling still holding the charm The architect/builder who designed this 4 3 3 3 separate laundry, toilet with an enclosed four bedrooms including a master with of the 1960s when homes were built to impressive home certainly had futuristic porch which opens out on to a veranda ensuite. This brick and aluminium property stand the test of time. Schooling and many vision and this property was definitely where you can sit and enjoy the morning has been introduced to the market, amenities close at hand. This home is ideal designed to stay in vogue. 2 1 1 1 sun. It has always been meticulously seeking a family or couple who wish to for your first move into the property Should you be wishing for different, with a maintained, all you have to do is move in have space and low maintenance. market. light, private and warm ambience then this and enjoy. must be viewed 1 1 1 1 View By Appointment VIEW Sunday 11 May 2.30 - 3.00pm

View By Appointment

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

Margrit 027 455 7706 Murray 027 490 4773

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Watch the traffic flow by

WEB ID LU36761 WEB ID LU35314 $60,000 WEB ID LU36770 BEO $175,000 WEB ID LU33593 $65,000 $169,000 LEVIN SHANNON LEVIN SHANNON 30 Ballance Street 1A Windsor Place 67 Nathan Terrace 67 Kawiu Road If you are looking for a large spacious unit This two bedroom cottage with big In a sought after area of Levin this home 2 2 2+ This 1900s weatherboard home is situated on the with plenty of storage, an easy care small garaging and additional carport is in need has 2 bedrooms plus a 1 bedroom flat main street when driving through Shannon, and offers section with lovely gardens then look no of lots of work, but has huge potential and downstairs. It attracts all day sun, has plenty of potential for someone looking to make the further. is priced to meet the market. spacious rooms and is quiet, inviting and most of this well positioned property. 1 1 2 The master bedroom is spacious with two Call me to view, what could be potentially exudes charm. Established gardens and Come and take a look. double wardrobes, and also has a separate a very attractive property. great for entertaining. Call me today to View By Appointment hobbies room. view. 1 1 1 VIEW Sunday 11 May 1.15 - 1.45pm VIEW Sunday 11 May 3.30 - 4.00pm Clive Williams 027 240 9265

VIEW Sunday 11 May 3.30 - 4.00pm

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Michael Utting 021 675 721

Friday, May 9, 2014

Horowhenua Chronicle


Michael Utting

No.1 choice in Levin and Shannon

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Property Brokers Limited Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008

Walk to town - leave the car at home


WEB ID LU35301 LEVIN 2/44 Durham Street VIEW Sunday 11 May 4.00 - 4.30pm This 3 bedroom unit with single garaging and internal access is situated conveniently close to town and all amenities. Tidy and spacious with a wood burner in the lounge to heat up the warm winter nights. This really is a lovely, well priced home ideal for early nesters or anyone wanting to live close to town. Featuring a lovely backyard that's great for entertaining or relaxing. Call me today before this one's gone. Michael Utting Mobile 021 675 721 Office 06 366 0881 Home 06 368 3372


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Something special in Shannon

The Price is Right


WEB ID LU36774 SHANNON 68 Stafford Street VIEW Sunday 11 May 11.45 - 12.15pm This three bedroom property is great for entertaining with big lounge, open plan kitchen and dining area and large private fully fenced flat section. The vendor is motivated to sell today. Don't delay - call Michael to view before this property is gone. Michael Utting

Mobile 021 675 721 Office 06 366 0881 Home 06 368 3372



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WEB ID LU36699 SHANNON 36 Whittaker Street VIEW Sunday 11 May 12.30 - 1.00pm This well presented three bedroom 1950's home is immaculate throughout - a real feel good home. Featuring open plan kitchen, dining and lounge and separate toilet from bathroom. The updated kitchen and big recreational/family area is great for entertaining indoors and out. The garaging is large enough for two cars and storage or work space. First time on the market in 30 years, this is a really well cared for family home. Owners say "get this sold today". Call me today to view.

Michael Utting

Mobile 021 675 721 Office 06 366 0881 Home 06 368 3372


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Friday, May 9, 2014

NETBALL DRAW Netball Horowhenua for Saturday: 9am: Ct 2 Wanderers Black v Otaki Sen 1 Sue Price - Regina Hepi; Ct 3 Whit Te Ra social v Wahine Toa Wanderers Prem; Ct 4 Magnetix v Athletic - Taitoko 1 The Assassins; Ct 5 LIS B1 v Poroutawhao 7&8 Own Umpires; Ct 6 LIS B2 v Manakau School Own Umpires; Ct 7 Levin East Silver v North Black Own Umpires; Ct 8 LIS C2 v Fairfeild Ferns Own Umpires; Ct 9 Levin East Bronze v Rahui Teina Own Umpires. 10am: Ct 2 Wanderers Prem v The Assassins Linda Sherlock - Ariana Barrows; Ct 3 Wanderers Masters v Horowhenua

Sen A Clare Seymour - Sue Price; Ct 4 COB2 v Waiopehu Sen A Athletic - Taitoko 1; Ct 5 Otaki yr 10 v Manawatu Sen B Wanderers Black; Ct 6 Pehu WildCats v Horowhenua Sen3 Otaki Sen 1; Ct 7 LIS A2 v Te Horo A Wahine Toa; Ct 8 Rahui Hinemaia v St Joesphs Saints Whit Te Ra social; Ct 9 Otaki School v Poroutwhau Junior Own Umpires; Ct 10 North Green v Ohau Middle Own Umpires. 11am: Ct 2 Manawatu Sen A v Whit Te Ra Jessica Williams -Ruth Eagle; Ct 3 Waitarere Beach v Rongomau Ariana Barrows - Regina Hepi; Ct 4 Manakau v Jst Worx Wanderers

Masters; Ct 5 Otaki Int Blue v Coley Street COB2; Ct 6 Otaki Sen 3 v Horowhenua Sen 4 Horowhenua Sen A; Ct 7 Rahui Hine Ti Tama v Waiopehu Int A Waiopehu Sen A; Ct 8 Levin East Gold v Rahui Potiki Own Umpires. 12pm: Ct 2 Rahui Taiohi COB1 Linda Sherlock- Jessica Williams; Ct 3 Phoenix Athletic Social Waitarere Beach; Ct 4 B52’s COB3 Rongomau; Ct 5 Waiopehu Sen B Otaki yr 9 Manakau; Ct 6 Oatki Yr 9/10 Waiopehu Jun A Whit Te Ra; Ct 7 Rahui Rangatahi Horowhenua Jun A Jst Worx; Ct 8 Otaki Sen 2

Horowhenua Sen 2 Manawatu Sen A; Ct 9 Fairfeild Flyers LIS A1 SuePrice - Help; Ct 10 Fairfeild Flukers Koputaroa Shooters Own Umpires. 1pm: Ct 2 Manawatu Jun A Horowhenua Social COB1; Ct 3 Waiopehu Int B Horowhenua Jun 3 Rahui Taiohi; Ct 4 WaiopehuJun B Horowhenua Jun B Phoenix; Ct 5 Otaki Int Green Ohau Senior Athletic Social; Ct 6 Levin School Fairfeild Flickers COB3; Ct 7 Koputaroa Stars Fairfeild Force Own Umpires; Ct 8 LIS C1 Te Horo B Own Umpires; Otaki Int Yellow Bye; Rahui Social Bye. Duty umpires 10 & 11am Magnetix. Duty umpires 12 & 1pm.


Keep on training OPEN HOMES


Open Home Times: Sunday, 11th May 2014 Foxton 29 Victoria Street $220,000 2:00pm 2:30pm Foxton Beach 10 Mack Street $185,000 12:30pm 1:00pm 5 Queen Street $165,000 12:30pm 1:00pm 64 Andrews Street $335,000 12:30pm 1:00pm 92 Seabury Avenue $145,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 106c Seabury Avenue $129,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 18A Roore Street $145,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 20 Roore Street $259,000 1:45pm 2:15pm 5 Marine Parade North $260,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 18 Ocean Beach Street $299,000 2:30pm 3:00pm Levin 7 Rata Street $139,000 10:00am 10:30am 22 Cornwall Street $229,000 11:00am 11:30am 27 Parsons Avenue $199,000 11:45am 12:15pm 37 Read Street $220,000 12:00pm 12:30pm 5 Royal Place $179,000 12:15pm 12:45pm 2 Argyle Avenue Mortgagee Auction 1:00pm 1:45pm 157 Hokio Sand Road BEO $395,000 1:00pm 1:45pm 9 Sussex Street $165,000 1:00pm 1:30pm 2 Corfe Castle Lane $445,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 4 Dudley Street $265,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 152 Tiro Tiro Road $158,000 2:30pm 3:00pm 73 Queenwood Road $159,000 2.30pm 3.00pm 2 Dorset Street $175,000 2:45pm 3:15pm 67 Kawiu Road BEO $175,000 3:30pm 4:00pm 1A Windsor Place $169,000 3:30pm 4:00pm 2/44 Durham Street $149,000 4:00pm 4:30pm Ohau 17 Riveredge Terrace BEO $585,000 3:00pm 3:30pm Shannon 30-32 East Road $295,000 11:00am 11:30am 68 Stafford Street $110,000 11:45am 12:15pm 36 Whittaker Street $172,000 12:30pm 1:00pm 67 Nathan Terrace $60,000 1:15pm 1:45pm 2 Vance street $153,000 2:00pm 2:30pm 123 Buckley Road $345,000 3:00pm 3:30pm Waitarere Beach 18 Hydrabad Drive $289,000 1:00pm 1:30pm

OPEN HOMES Sunday 11th May 2014 4/91 Mako Mako Road, Levin

11.30-1.00 Trackside Villas



14 Cambridge Street, Levin

2 Brm unit, o/plan, i/a sgl gge



2 Harrow Street, Levin

Sunny 2dbl brm unit+studio w/floor shwr 1.30-2.00


183 Bartholomew Rd, Levin

3 Brm brick, 2 single garages, location 1.45-2.15


144 Liverpool Street, Levin

3 Brms, brick, gge



9 Devon Street, Levin

Prime location spacious low maint t/house 2.15-2.45


17a Burn Street, Levin

3 Brm brick, w/burner, in ground pool 2.30-3.00


22a Kings Drive, Levin

Family hme add yr décor pvte 1166m section 3.00-3.30


4/4 Princes Street, Levin

2 Brm, sgl gge, brick & tile


Rural 1.00-2.00

68 Sorensons Road, Levin

Large family home, huge garage, 4.4 acres 2.30-3.30 Tidy 3 brm + s/out, ¼ acre section


3 Kukutauaki Road, Levin $260,000

Cnr Oxford & Queen Streets, Levin Contact: (06) 367 9333

OPEN HOMES Sunday 11th May 2014 LEVIN $198,000 13a Kent Street Close to everything

Sun 1.00-1.45pm

OFFERS 1 Norrie Street One of the best for value

Sun 1.00-1.45pm

$245,000 50 Winchester Street Best townhouse in town

Sun 2.00-2.45pm

RURAL/LIFESTYLE $415,000 Good buying

602 Hokio Beach Road Sun 1.00-2.00pm

RV $390,000 2 Vista Road Solid brick home, plus 5 acres

Sun 2.00-2.40pm

Sunday 11 May LEVIN


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650 Queen Street



7 Sherwood Place



37 Mckenzie Street


Looking for a sport or event, to take part in? Then you have come to the right place. Check out this column each month to find out what is going on in sport and recreation in the Horowhenua. If you belong to a club or community group and have an event or programme coming up, let us know. We can help promote it. Well done to everyone who took part in the Great Forest Events. 2014 saw record entries with more than 3200 participants taking part. Now you have to keep it up and just because it’s getting colder outside, it doesn’t mean you should stop exercising — you can still fit in your 30 minutes of activity in each day. There’s lots on in May so no excuses. Event: Swim to Slim Levin - Want to lose a bit of weight? Then sign up for the Levin Swim to Slim Challenge which gives you a discounted rate of $3 to the Levin Aquatic Centre to swim for 12 weeks. You will also receive weekly newsletters with healthy recipes and tips on getting active to help you lose weight faster. There are two weigh ins throughout the challenge to keep you motivated and to monitor your progress. It’s

only $5 to sign up, so grab a friend, coworker, neighbour or convince a whole group to join you in this fun and healthy challenge that can only change your life for the better! To find out more head to Sport: Indoor Netball - Want to stay active over the colder months but not keen on being outside? Round up your friends, family, or workmates and enter a team for Indoor Netball. Indoor Netball takes place in Levin each Tuesday night from 5pm at the Events Centre. The cost is $35 per team, per game. To find out more or to register a team email or call Michelle 0274 356-852. Tip: Celebrate Mother’s Day being active this year and having fun. Pack a picnic and head to the local park with the kids or grab your sneakers and do a charity walk or run. There are quite a few events happening this Mother’s Day and you can find out more at Or you can simply spend some quality time together on a family walk or bike ride. Whatever you get up to, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there. Quote of the Month: ‘‘It’s not about having time. It’s about making time.’’ ■ Kathy McMillan is part of the Aquatics Horowhenua team promoting sport and active recreation opportunities. For more information about events head to

Bumper croquet season

The Levin Croquet Club has had one of its best seasons in memory, according to club president Lois Molloy. 1.15-1.45pm 226A Cambridge Street $299,000 The club won the Manawatu/ 1.45-2.15pm 3 Baden Street $193,000 Wanganui Association Interclub competition for a second year running, playing against Marton, Wanganui, Feilding, Takaro and 1.00-2.00pm 130 Forest Lakes Road PBN Rose Gardens (Palmerston North) over a period of 10 weeks. During the same season, the club also came third in the Golf Croquet Interclub. 12.00-12.30pm 47 Grey Street Tender A Secondary Schools Golf P: (06) 367 0820 PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd Croquet team, Connell Real Estate Agent—REAA 2008 and Declan Leahy from Waiopehu College, was entered in the National Secondary Schools competition for the first time and won the qualifying round in Palmerston North in March, then went on to perform very c r e d i ta b l y in the national final in April, against 23 other teams in Palmerston North. Mrs Molloy said the club’s new season will start in September and See TradeMe # DRG914 will be advertised Contact: Dee on 027 5644 362 nearer the time. ‘‘New members are GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY OR FIRST HOME always welcome. ‘‘The club provides 3 Bledisloe Street, Levin all the equipment and 2+ b/r, 1 bathroom, grge/wshop on 685 sq.m. p l a y e rs ar e only section. Rateable value $165K. Price negotiable. requested to bring flat shoes.’’ She said twilight croquet had proved very popular and the 2015 sixweek season will start on January 21.



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Prizewinners for the 2013/14 season: Association Croquet Lett Brooches Silver Badge: A Grade - Ted Anderson; B Grade Judith Hunt; Runnerup: Bob Eyles; C Grade - Lois Molloy Runnerup: Haydn Barratt. Championship Singles: A Grade Ted Anderson; B Grade - Bob Eyles; Runnerup - Jenny Harding; C Grade Lois Molloy; Runnerup - Haydn Barratt. Walker Cup Handicap Singles: Winner - Bob Eyles; Runnerup: Lois Molloy. Worsfold Badges Handicap Doubles: Winners - Lois Molloy & Haydn Barratt; Runnersup - Bob Eyles & Margaret Troup Senior Break: Bob Eyles. Junior Break: Lois Molloy. Jackson Cup Most Improved Player: Lois Molloy. Golf Croquet Silver Badge: Premier Grade - Ted Anderson; Primary Grade - Daniel Hunter; Runnerup - Wally Richards Championship Singles: Primary Haydn Barratt; Runnerup - Wally Richards; Intermediate - Daniel Hunter; Runnerup - Bob Eyles Handicap Doubles: Winners - Lois Molloy & Avon Neale; Runnersup Jean Reid & Jan Smellie. Handicap Singles: Intermediate Winner - Bob Eyles; Runnerup - Jenny Harding; Primary Winner - Daniel Hunter; Runnerup - Avon Neale. Margaret Tait Cup Most Improved Beginner: Joe Terry. Most Improved Player: Ted Anderson. Best non-committee Club Member (Special Award): Jean Reid

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TRIP OF A LIFETIME: Horowhenua College students preparing to visit Vietnam with, left, teacher Peter Cadle and, front right, Horowhenua College director of international education Robyn Keeling. LVN050514splvietnam2

HI TO HANOI: In Vietnam for two weeks, these Horowhenua College students were part of a reciprocal visit to Hanoi.

Horowhenua students travel to Hanoi By FRANKIE WEBB Students from Horowhenua College visited Nguyen Tat Thanh High School, Hanoi, Vietnam for two weeks. This year’s trip was a reciprocal visit to Nguyen Tat Thanh High School as its students visited Horowhenua

College in 2013. In 2010, students from Horowhenua College visited Solok, Indonesia, and last year a group visited Beijing and Guangzhou in China. Students don’t miss any school as the trips take place during school holidays. Principal Brenda Burns, who retired after Term One,

encouraged the international flavour and programme at Horowhenua College according to Robyn Keeling, director of international education. ‘‘All students at Horowhenua College have the opportunity to benefit from this programme in many different ways,’’ she said. Horowhenua College is

always looking for homestay families as the number of international students increase. Students stay for between two terms to a number of years. There are also short term visits. Host families for Japanese students between July 30 and August 8 are required.

‘‘With 36 students this will be the largest group we have hosted so far,’’ Mrs Keeling said. Homestay families are paid to host their student. For further information contact Horowhenua College homestay co-ordinator, Mrs Nancy Jones,

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Children to ride safer in Volvo seat Volvo is exploring the future of child protection in cars by developing a revolutionary Inflatable Child Seat Concept. The lightweight and inflatable rear-facing child seat concept uses groundbreaking technology to address the issue of children’s car seats being bulky, hard to move and tedious to mount. Volvo says its inflatable seat is safe, easy to pack and carry and will enable parents to use it in many situations not practical with the seats on the market today. Lawrence Abele, design manager at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Centre in Los Angeles and the designer behind the new seat, had his two children in mind while designing the concept seat. ‘‘For me child safety is always the number one priority and when we lived abroad with two toddlers we had to haul bulky child seats through airports and then into taxis,’’ he said. The concept presents new opportunities, for example grandparents and friends who take care of your kids and need an ultra-mobile child seat. It is also very convenient when travelling by taxi, rental car or bus, situations where you historically had to rely on the safety measures available. The seat has an innovative pump system that is silent and efficient in its construction. The seat inflates in less than 40 seconds and deflates with an integrated pump. The total weight of the seat less than 5kg — about half the weight of a contemporary seat — and it is constantly online via Bluetooth enabling a wide range of features, including remote-controlled inflation. It fits into a weekend bag together with other necessities for your child. ‘‘We used a unique material called drop-stitch fabric when creating the prototype of the seat,’’ says

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There is one final showdown in a battle to find a balance between your personal and relationship needs this week and a need for authenticity.

As income and financial forces once again move into opposition this will give you a nose for money and accentuate very positive spin offs.

You’ll never get as close to understanding where you’ve been as you can this week. When things are black and white decisions make themselves.

It’s Venus in your relationship sector and Mars in your sign that are still fighting for a balance but offering lots of incentive to get the balance right.



Your excuses are being challenged this week, especially when it comes to matters of the heart or letting life become all work and no play.


This week does see home and

missing out on, not only when it comes to matters of the heart, but on the social front as well.


You are well used to work/life balance issues by now with flare off over the last few months a repeat of even bigger challenges in the past.


professional forces clash, but this time in a friendly rivalry that is designed to highlight the benefits on both fronts.


While Venus is pushing a communication breakthrough Mars is challenging your excuses when it comes to embracing a sense of adventure.



It’s your gut that will tell you when you need to push yourself and when you need to cut yourself some slack, knowing that it’s about working smarter.


You’re waking up to what you’ve been

There is no doubt that you are moving into some important professional times but you can’t afford to let life become all work and no play.


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Inline hockey has its origins in the United States and is now played extensively in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australasia. The first New Zealand Inline Hockey open tournament was held in May 1995 and New Zealand first qualified for a place in the World Championships at the Asia/Pacific Qualification Tournament in 1999. Inline hockey is played on a smooth, dry surface. Players wear inline skates and protective equipment that includes a helmet with face mask, elbow pads, protective gloves, athletic cup and shin pads. Each team fields three skaters plus a goalie. Using sticks, skaters try to hit the puck, a flat round object, into the back of their opponents net. A game lasts 40 minutes.

WaimariePaddleSteamerRiverCruiseWanganui Saturday 17 May 2014 Take a scheduled cruise aboard the Paddle Steamer Waimarie, New Zealand’s last paddle steamer, established 1900. The Waimarie offers leisurely cruises on the beautiful Whanganui River. On board you will find comfortable saloons, covered and open sun decks, refreshments and a licensed bar, commentary and working steam engines on view. Depart: 7:30am Paraparaumu Arrive: 10:00am Whanganui (Virginia Lake & Elevator ride to lookout) Depart: 11:00am River Cruise (2-Hour Cruise with Light Lunch) Arrive: 01:00pm (Back from Cruise, Visit Boat Museum) Glass Studio Depart 2.30 afternoon tea in Foxton Cost $90

By TANYA WOOD Levin inline hockey player Saul Ghent, 22, has been selected for the New Zealand senior men’s team to compete at the world inline hockey championships in France. One of 14 players selected nationally, this will be Ghent’s second world games, having represented the country as an under 21 player at last year’s event in America where the team came third. Ghent is excited about the upcoming tournament which will see the men’s senior team playing in Division Two, against Poland, Colombia and India in their pool. The top two teams from each pool will go through to the quarterfinals. ‘‘Colombia will be the team to beat because they were in Division One last year, which is where the top teams play. I don’t know anything about Poland but I think they’ll be a tough team as well,’’ Ghent said. ‘‘We’ve played an Indian side before and beaten them quite convincingly but you never know on the day how any team will play.’’ Ghent, who works as a chef at the Waikanae Chartered Club, said his interest in the sport was first sparked as an eight-year-old going to the Friday skate nights held at the Events Centre. Playing for the Levin Cunucks and later the Levin Jackals, Ghent has been playing for Hutt Valley team Rimutaka Renegades since 2012. Having made the lower North Island representative team

last year, Ghent was invited to take part in trials to select the national team for the 2014 World Games. Each team fields three skaters and one goalie which gives the 14-strong team a chance to rotate players for the games which last 40 minutes, played in two halves. Ghent, who has played a forward position in the past, said he was now a ‘‘two-way player’’, meaning he can play both offence and defence positions. He said the game is not just about skating from one end to another. ‘‘It’s about making set plays and burying the puck in the back of the net. It’s a game of skill and speed and not for the faint-hearted.’’ Contact is not


EUROPE-BOUND: Levin inline hockey player Saul Ghent has been selected for the New Zealand senior men’s team heading off to France next month to compete in the inline hockey world games. PHOTO: TANYA WOOD encouraged, however, Ghent said. Last year, Ghent had to sit out the remainder of a national tournament following two concussions. The men’s team will leave at the end of June for the World Games held in Toulouse, France, from July 7 to 14.

Feast of fours competition in Levin Levin Central Bowling Club is hosting teams from throughout New Zealand for the Men’s Invitation Fours, which starts play today and goes through until Sunday at Bristol Street. This is the fourth time the club

has held the event. ‘‘It’s a great event for the club and for Levin,’’ organiser Barry Taylor said. ‘‘The format ensures all 32 teams play each of the three days of the tournament, this is a big attraction.’’

For the first time 26 teams from outside the Horowhenua area have entered. Players from Hawera, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu and Waikato will be challenged by teams closer to home, including

Paraparaumu Beach and Raumati South. Levin Cobb and Co have sponsored the event for the third time. ‘‘We’re really grateful for their support,’’ Mr Taylor said.

INDOOR BOWLS A new committee for the Horowhenua Indoor Bowls Centre has been elected. The new president is Rosie Penn from Foxton and Beach Club; vice president is Graham Booth from Manakau Club; secretary/treasurer is Ruth Munro from Ohau Club; and the selector is Kathy Field from Ohau Club. The first major event on the bowling calendar was the NWWTH in April, a quadrangular match between North Wellington, Wanganui, Taranaki and Horowhenua Centres, with each centre sending four teams. Hosted by Horowhenua this year, and played at Foxton, the event ran smoothly and play was completed on Sunday morning (despite one team locking their keys in the car!). Wanganui headed off North Wellington to win by 5 points, with Taranaki coming third and Horowhenua fourth. Thanks to all the helpers, Carolyn Burr as hall controller did a great job; as did the kitchen staff and all the HIBC players who helped with mats and cleaning up. The next events were two fundraisers run jointly by Tararua IBA and HIBC; these were quite well attended and those who played certainly enjoyed themselves, judging by the laughter and noise which was heard. The sum of $340 raised will be split between the two organisations. On May 3, four HIBC teams travelled to Marton to play Manawatu. The result was a win to Manawatu. Horowhenua have a ‘young’ team this year, in terms of representative experience, but they try hard and respond to the challenges. The match on Sunday against Hutt Valley was an equally tough proposition. The Tararua Interclub competition started on Wednesday at Keepa Street. The next representative match is in Masterton tomorrow against Wairarapa and Bush Ruahine for the Horn Trophy. This year the Tararua Association and Horowhenua Centre have held joint meetings to run indoor bowls in the area and the spirit of co-operation has been encouraging with everyone keen to help.


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Friday, May 9, 2014

Horowhenua Chronicle

Work days spark interest in Rotary


COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS Rotary is a global network of business, professional and community leaders who live and work in your community. It has a worldwide membership of 1.2 million people, in 33,000 Rotary clubs across more than 200 countries. ‘‘Service above self’’ is its motto and Rotary welcomes like-minded men and women who want to make a difference in their communities. Rotary promotes worldwide peace and understanding through its educational and humanitarian programmes, and undertakes major projects, including Polio Plus which is on course to eradicating polio from the world. LVN260314TWrotary3

HARD AT WORK: Rotarians help refurbish the changing sheds and surrounds at Foxton Beach primary school during their district conference in March. PHOTO: TANYA WOOD

More people want to know how they can join a Rotary Club after seeing Rotarians in action around the district. Up to 250 Rotarians rolled up their sleeves and successfully completed 10 projects around Horowhenua during a three-day

conference held in March at the Manawatu College in Foxton. The Rotary District 9940 conference aimed to get Rotarians out and about to show the public the type of work they undertake voluntarily within communities. Projects included school

repairs and painting at Foxton Beach and Shannon primary schools, riverbank plantings at Te Awahou (Foxton river loop) and Otaki, sand dune protection at Foxton Beach, a new sandpit and equipment shed for the Foxton Maori pre-school and

collecting more than $500 in donations and 35 banana boxes of donated food at local supermarkets for the Salvation Army food bank. As a result of Rotary’s enthusiastic works on the day, there were a number of enquiries

from the public about how they could join a Rotary Club. If you have read this and feel you can contribute more to your community and want to find out more about Rotary and the location of their nearest club, dial freephone 08004ROTARY.

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by David Ogilvie Mahe Drysdale reckons world single sculls champion Ondrej Synek and the first Billy Webb Challenge winner Olaf Tufte could be enticed to Wanganui for next year’s event. In the 2010 version of the Prospace Billy Webb on Saturday Drysdale won, beating his friend and world No 3 Alan Campbell (Britain) by five lengths. But for next year he insists that work to attract the worldclass rowers must start virtually straight away. His recipe? Early discussions with the top rowers, sorting out with them the right timing for such an event in 2011, and taking it from there. And Drysdale believes that because of what the leading rowers saw around New Zealand and at the Lake Karapiro championships, they’ll be very keen to return for training camps. ‘‘Synek was very, very keen. I think he would have been here this year, but his wife was having a baby — he wasn’t going to leave her hanging while he was racing here. But he’s definitely one we can get back. ‘‘In some ways, though, you (Wanganui) might just have to see with the rowers ‘just what is the ideal time for you’?’’ Go to them first, says Drysdale. Probably the same time period, the end of November/early December was the best. ‘‘That’s the time — when they’re looking at training camps and heading overseas to train. ‘‘I think that with the World Championships being here, all the (overseas) people saw what we’ve

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By FRANKIE WEBB Veterinarian Dr Simon Clark will leave Levin and Horowhenua Veterinary Centre today to take up the position of senior veterinary manager at Pet Doctors Palmerston North. He has been with the Levin practice for five years and initiated budget ‘parvo clinics’ to combat deadly Canine Parvo virus. ‘‘We have a wonderful team of friendly and devoted staff, who approach animal care with a devoted passion,’’ Dr Clark said. ‘‘ Levin is a wonderful town and I have come to love its people and its countryside.’’ Dr Tracey Wallace will take over the role of head small animal vet on June 30. She is an experienced companion animal veterinarian who graduated from Massey graduate and spent the early years of her career working in Australia. She returned to New Zealand to join Jane Langton Burnell in forming Levin Veterinary Centre. After many enjoyable years in Levin, Tracey’s passion for new challenges took her to a practice on the Kapiti Coast and then to Hawke’s Bay. Tracey said she is excited to be rejoining the team at Levin and Horowhenua Vets.

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Please contact us on 06 367 8007 or send your C.V to Enthusiastic Nurse / Receptionist required For a “Go ahead” Otaki Vet Practice. We have a part-time vacancy in the following position: • Veterinary Nurse / Receptionist Due to a staff member leaving for her husband’s work, we will have this position available in mid May. We are a friendly, fun, small animal Vet practice. We have a supportive orientation program for this position • Experience in a computerised business is preferable. • Nursing experience would be an advantage. • The work is varied and never dull! Please contact Peggy Renner (the Office Senior) on: 06 368 2891: Work Or


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PAINTER int/ext prof, for free quote, phone 367 AB circle red black cheap 0604/021 168 7671 today. $150 cash, overlocker $250. Phn 027 369 4380.

Gardening & Landscaping

LANDSCAPE maintenance. Ring Mike 368-0630 or 027-242-3773.

Landscape Garden & Turf TREE work, removal, stump grinding, branch mulching, fences, decks, building maintenance. BJ’s Building & Property Maintenance 027 249 2575 or 368 7895.

TV Video HARTLEY’S SERVICES For your aerial and dish installations or any electrical work (06) 368 8429 after 5pm or 027 298 3413 anytime

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61 Tiro Tiro Rd (rear) 4 bdrm, 2 living, 2 toilet, 1 bthrm, l/term, ref reqd, bond, $260p/w. Phone Michelle 027 3144 692. FLAT 1 bdrm, h/pump, osp, semi furn if req, clse 2 twn. Phone 027 715 5262. WARM, sunny, 21⁄2 bdrm flat with c/port, handy to town, h/pump, suit working or retired couple, no pets, $220 p/w. Phone 06 368 1559.

CARPET OVERLOCKING AND FRINGING SERVICE Available at our factory shop together with a large selection of NZ and imported rugs. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm Open Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm NORCA RUG CO. LTD 248 Oxford Street Levin Phone 368-8844

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DRY DRY DRY firewood. PYO from $20 pick up. COLEY ST Mac, Gum, Pine, Douglas Fir, 28 Tararua Road, Saturday 10th. Look for Levin - in big glasshouse. sign from 8am, everything must go. 0274 A Grade. VISITED DRY pine 1m3 $85 or 4m3 TO VISIT $300, seasoned pine 1m3 $65 or 4m3 $250, free local delivery. Phone 367 6396/027 652 4000. 43 STAFFORD ST 10th, 8am start. MOBILE FIREWOOD Saturday Huge assortment. SERVICE TO VISIT VISITED ✓ I can turn your wind damaged or unwanted trees into Firewood ✓ Log Splitting Service ✓ Commercial chainsaws and log Ph: 06 368 5109 splitter service



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BIKE computer silver/ GRAZING wanted for 2 white & blue, reward horses, Kawiu Road area. offered. Phone 027 531 32 GORDON PL Phn 368 2711/027 316 1588. 1456 or 06 367 0739. Sat. 10th. Huge range of new camping gear, new Wanted to Buy Public Notices household items. Everyor Exchange thing must go. BUYING now. Legacy TO VISIT VISITED Antiques, TOKOMARU Shannon. Phone 362 7117. R.S.A. &



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Stock Auctions

TUESDAY SALE 10.30 am Calves 11.00 am Prime sheep Store lambs Ewes 11.30am Weaners Yearlings 2yr old cattle Bulls CONTACT ELDERS: D Haworth (06) 368 2642 mob 0274 504 133 Rhys Staples mob 027 209 2836 PGG WRIGHTSON Callum Stewart (06) 323 5440 mob 027 280 2688

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FRENCH, MORGAN, KINGI, Charles Arthur (Charlie). Adrian Tupunakore. Joan Sylvia. Passed away Of Levin. Peacefully Ellen, Joanne and peacefully on Sunday on May 7, 2014, at Glenn, Sharlene and May 4, 2014, at the Horowhenua Health Craig, Aroha and Horowhenua Masonic Centre, aged 96 years. Sonny, Melanie, and Villlage, aged 92 years. Dearly loved son of the Anaru and Liz and Loved wife of the late late John and Cecilia. families, would like to Robert (Bobby). Much Loved brother and thank all those who loved mother and brother-in-law of the gave their support in mother-in-law of late Maggie, and Fred, so many ways during Susan (dec), Jackson Oak, Kenny and Zoan, Adrian’s illness and and Pam (Rotorua), Jimmy and Irene, after his passing. Howard and Sharon Patrick (Tubby) and Special thanks to the (Rotorua), Catherine Pearl. Devoted and Bone Marrow and Warren (Levin). loving uncle of Elaine Transplant team, Burr (dec) Michael, Loved grandmother of Ward 5 North and Sydney, Patricia all her grandchildren Margaret Stewart and great Henry, and John and House at Wellington grandchildren. Many his extended family. Hospital, Leukaemia thanks to the Will be sadly missed and Blood Cancer NZ, wonderful staff at the by all. Arohanui Hospice Masonic who cared so A Funeral Mass for Palmerston North, and wonderfully for Sylvia Charlie will be held at those who toiled so St Joseph’s Catholic tirelessly at Matua over the past 4 years. Weraroa Marae, Levin, to give In accordance with the Church, Levin on Adrian families wishes, a Road, such a private service was Saturday May 10 at wonderful send-off. held on Wednesday 11:00am, followed by Ka nui nga mihi aroha May 7 at Harvey’s burial at The Avenue ki a koutou katoa. Cemetery, Chapel, Levin. All Lawn messages to P O Box Levin. Messages c/284 Oxford Street, 97, Levin. Memorial Harvey Bowler Funerals Levin 5510. Headstones

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Foxton RSA will be held in the clubrooms, at 1 Easton Street, Foxton on Sunday 25 May 2014 at l0.00a.m. BUSINESS

1. Confirmation of the Minutes of 2013 AGM 2. Adoption of the President’s Report 3. Presentation of the Annual Report and Financial Statements 4. Appointment of Auditor 5. Confirmation of Officers 6. General Business H Robinson Secretary

LEWIN, FIFITA, Rosalie. Richard. (known as Rosalea) Passed away Miss you Dad, hurts so peacefully on May 3 much. Sorry for giving 2014, in Whangarei you headaches. aged 82 years. Beloved You always loved, wife of Peter; gave us all so much. Treasured mother of Rest in Peace Dad, Anne, and Christine; you’re finally with Nana of Jade, and Mum. Daryl; Great Nana of We all miss you and Azariah, and Cj. Mum. “The garden of Eden Love Ana, Martina, Ph: 06 368 5109 has another rose” Ashantay, Aria and Our heartfelt thanks to Aries. Fax: 06 368 2366 staff of Ward 4 WHG Hospital & North Haven Hospice for their compassionate Funeral Directors care. A service was held at Newberrys Funeral Home, 2 Moody Avenue, Whangarei, followed by burial at Maunu Cemetery. All communications to “The Lewin Family” c-/ PO Box 5116, Whangarei 0140.


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Friday, May 9, 2014

Trackster inspires new Kia Soul


he second generation Kia Soul has arrived in New Zealand with an expanded choice which includes a 2.0-litre flagship model, an increased specification level and more competitive pricing. A $29,990 starting price is $500 below the previous model and includes the introduction of three years or 45,000km free servicing, which is transferable to a subsequent owner during that period. ‘‘Soul has been a major hit for Kia in key markets like the US and the release of the new generation model provides an opportunity to step it up here,’’ said Todd McDonald, general manager of Kia Motors New Zealand. ‘‘While it was never a volume model for Kia in New Zealand, the car gained a loyal following through its individual styling, practical use of space and all-round ease and satisfaction of ownership. ‘‘It’s now even more stylish and practical, and we are adding further to the appeal with increased equipment, more engine choices and sharp pricing, along with our new free servicing offer.’’ Built on an all-new platform — which is shared with the latest Cerato family — the allnew Soul design has been inspired by the Kia Trackster concept vehicle. The new Soul was created at Kia’s American Design Centre in California and the exterior similarities between Trackster and new Soul are easy to spot. The large trapezoidal lower air intake is nearly a direct


While none of the exterior body panels are carried over from the original Soul, the upright stance, squared shoulders, wraparound greenhouse, high-mounted tail lights and confidence-inspiring ride height are all hallmark design elements from the first generation model. carryover from the concept and the location of the fog lights — down low and pushed to the leading edges — mirror those on the Trackster. The ‘‘back-pack’’ tailgate is another design cue lifted from the Trackster. While none of the exterior body panels are carried over from the original Soul, the upright stance, squared shoulders, wraparound greenhouse, high-mounted tail lights and confidence-inspiring ride height are all hallmark

design elements from the first generation model. The new Kia Soul has slightly increased dimensions with the length up by 20mm (4140mm), width by 15mm (1800mm) while height drops 41mm (down to 1619mm), which makes it easier to get in and out. The new dimensions and the extended wheelbase (up by 20mm to 2570mm) have improved the vehicle’s practicality, with more space for people and cargo, plus the

tailgate opening is now 62mm wider (1005mm), providing easier access to the cargo bay. New Soul is much stronger than before, with 66 per cent ultra-high strength or high strength steel used in its structure, plus stronger connections along the cowl, upper and lower B-pillars and between the C-pillars. These measures result in a 29 per cent increase in torsional rigidity, benefitting the steering, handling and ride, as well as refinement.

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It’s also quieter, thanks to detailed changes to the suspension and increased use of sound deadening materials and noise isolation technology. The outgoing Soul was available with a 1.6-litre engine which continues with 95kW output while a 115kW 2.0-litre option has been added to the new range providing extra performance. Also, there are now two levels of specification with the 1.6-litre engine offered in EX and SX grades and a top-of-therange 2.0-litre SX variant. The six-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models and also providing specification highlights on all models are a low tyre pressure warning system, LED daytime running lights and Kia’s Flex Steer system which offers three levels of steering assistance. The Soul EX features airconditioning, cruise control, smart key and push-button start, power windows, remote locking with alarm, premium audio with Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels with a $29,990 pricetag. The SX model gets premium upholstery, climate control airconditioning, a chilled glovebox, eight-way power driver’s seat adjustment, heated and ventilated front seats, front and rear parking sensors with camera, rear privacy glass, supervision instrument cluster and 18-inch alloy wheels. Kia Soul SX pricing is $33,490 with the 1.6-litre engine and $35,490 the 2.0-litre unit.

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